Microsoft Spam in Outlook 2007

I’ve recently set up Outlook 2007 as my main nerve centre software for marshalling my information. Don’t laugh – I’ve used it since Outlook 98 was given away free on a magazine cover disc. Despite all I’ve said about M$, it’s actually pretty good with a shed load of functionality and UI options. The only thing I have to watch out for is to be careful not to send non-outlook users (especially Lotus Notes), messages formatted in Outlook rtf (rich text format), as all they get is a winmail.dat file. Usually, everything I send and read is plain text for security – and has been so for years!

However, I had to laugh this morning. One of my long-time mail list subscriptions is to Microsoft TechNet and the source address is Microsoft@newsletters.microsoft.com

Amazingly, the default settings in Outlook 2007 are to class the message as Junk Mail!

Is someone trying to tell me something? Is this a kind of reverse Easter Egg thing from a disgruntled M$ programmer?

I think we should be told!

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England